Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria (HMWQ4)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1X6 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.466', W 123° 22.086'

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Founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843, Fort Victoria became, after 1846, the head-quarters of the Company's trade in British territory west of the Rocky Mountains. When the Colony of Vancouver Island was formed in 1849 Victoria was the capital, and in the fort the first Legislative Assembly met. The Gold Rush of 1858 led to the development of the City of Victoria. The early history of the city and the colony is closely intertwined with that of the fort. The last of the original buildings was demolished in 1862.
Erected by the Government of CanadaHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

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On August 28, 195[?], the unveiling of this commemoration was performed by the Hon. Tilly Jean Rolston, Minister of Education 1952-53. She was the first woman to hold Cabinet Rank administering a department of government in Canada.

HM NumberHMWQ4
Year Placed1958
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472767 N 5363541
Decimal Degrees48.42443333, -123.36810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.466', W 123° 22.086'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 27.96" N, 123° 22' 5.16" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1006 Government St, Victoria BC V8W 1X6, CA
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